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to resolve the tax increases. here in japan the central bank has started to consider a concrete inflation target. this is in response to a request made by the incoming leader. policy makers reviewed the inflation goal at a board meeting on thursday. they aim to reach a conclusion at their next meeting in january. liberal democratic party leader wants to pull japan's economy out of deflation once the new administration is in place. he's asking the boj to sign a policy accord with the incoming coming to make the target 2%. the rate remains at around 0%. it averaged at the lower 1% range during the bubble era in the late 1980s. some boj officials insist they should study the inflation impact on people's lives if it should double. others agree it might make it difficult to steer monetary measures in strview of economic conditions. the bank of japan plans to exam how its inflation target should be sent and when it shoultd be reached. let's g let's get a check on markets. the nikkei rose to an eight and a half month high. it's trading at 10,098. investors are placing bets on a wide range of sto
-backed candidate to lead it. >> gentlemen, behave. >> japan is facing a new general election. >> more on that in a few minutes. first, these other stories making news. japan has accused china of violating its airspace after a chinese government plane was spotted over a group of disputed islands in the east china sea. japan this past fighter jets and launched an official complaint with -- japan dispatched fighter jets and launched an official complaint. the islands are claimed by both japan and beijing. >> palin's prime minister has been charged with murder. the charges relate to the death -- thailand's prime minister has been charged with primer. the charges relate to the death of a tax dry -- taxi driver. >> the south pacific island nation of samoa has been lashed by a cyclone. the storm and damaged buildings, uprooted trees, and caused flooding. officials have declared a state of emergency. no injuries have been reported. >> an autopsy has confirmed that the prisoners committed suicide after being caught up in a prank phone call -- that a british nurse committed suicide after being
gathering brought them here to japan. the delegates worked on their strategy to push president bashar al assad out of office and ultimately end the bloodshed. on one hand, they're strengthening sanctions. on the other, they're reaffirming their support for opposition forces. nhk world's akira saheki reports. >> reporter: delegates from more than 60 countries are attending the conference, including representatives from the gulf region and the west. they've met several times before, but this is the first time they've gathered in asia. the japanese government hosted the conference to help broaden the base of international support for sanctions against syria. >> translator: the international community has been asking the syrian government to end the violence. but the assad regime is continuing the fight, ignoring the sacrifices of its people. we need to unify our efforts and put pressure on the syrian government. >> reporter: delegates are trying to do just that. they're working to strengthen existing sanctions by creating a larger coalition and improving coordination between participating c
. >> japan's prime minister wastes no time on calling on the bank of japan to recognize support after a land slide win returning the dlp to power. >>> get a little, give a little, house speaker john boehner may be willing to raise taxes on the wealthy if president obama allows entitlement cuts in return. >>> and corporate news weighs on sentiment across europe. kpn shares fall after dividend and greco stocks plunges as analysts cut their outlook for the uk power group. >> okay. welcome. it's the start of a brand new week here on "worldwide exchange." and don't adjust your set, kelly and i are together. >> for once, for a day. >> but make the most of it because it won't be lasting. >> if only there were a slo-mo. >> i'm going to enjoy as much as i can of today. >> and likewise. and then we're going to have to get all of our u.s. voouers to find cnbc world because they could get three hours of you, carol and carolin for the rest of the week. >> whatever they can do. record it and fast forward to the good bits. >> yeah. >> it will be 2:00, 3:00 in the morning or whatever. >>> on today's show, p
>>> hello and welcome to "worldwide exchange." ross westgate is away. i'm kelly evans. japan's central bank boosts assets by another $120 billion. boj says it will discuss raising its inflation target next month. tech stocks fall in europe after ericsson unveils a swedish crown writout related to its loss chip venture. >>> reports say the intercontinental call is in talks to buy euro next. >>> and vows to continue the current government's battle against japanese territorial claims. >>> japan's central bank has decided to extend its asset purchase program to $120 billion. it will review the bank's stance on price stability next month. abe has been putting pressure on the boj to raise its inflation target to 2% as part of efforts to fight deflation. for more on the fallout or the impact here, let's talk to luca from asia pacific. you look like you're in mourning here, but it sounds like the bank of japan has delivered pretty much what the market was looking for the. >> yes. it was delivered in order to be seen as losing independence after the campaign, very aggressive campaign
. >>> and japan's finance minister is saying other companies have no right to lecture japan on its currency policy instead calling for the u.s. to seek a strong dollar. >>> okay. welcome back to "worldwide exchange" this morning. let's take a quick check on trade as we close out the last full trading week of the year. not even a full week, but just one of the last trading weeks of the year. >> monday seems so far away. >> it's just kind of sticking out there, the 24th and 31st. european markets were closed for boxing day week. got back into trade yesterday. sort of a mixed bag across the board. u.s. markets were weaker and this morning europe is following the u.s. down that path. the ftse just a little bit lower. the xetra dax down by .1%. the cac 40 which was one of the strong performers yesterday giving up some of its gains. the ibex 35 underperforming. >> the penny stock not worth a whole lot so you have to take that into consideration. but yeah, drifting lower on the bond markets. today we have this italian debt auction which would be interesting. we've got rome offering somewhere in 2 to 3 bi
birth rate similar to what japan experienced. are we headed that way. keith fitz-gerald, a resident of both countries, america and japan, we'll get his assessment on that. and please, we want to hear from you, e-mail us at varney@foxbusiness.com. tell us exactly what you think and what we talk about. monday morning, seven early movers, apple s rolling the iphone five out worldwide and hits china december 14th. 50 countries will get it and the stock is almost back to 600. dell, goldman sachs upgrade today a buy from a cell. $13 is the price target. it is up today. myriad genetics, the supreme court agrees to hear a case whether genes could be patented. if so, a boost for the company. if you can patent them up goes the stock, but today it's down. delta airlines is in talks to buy 49% of virgin airlines from singapore airlines. and maker of the ugg boots, they're out with positive comments on the stock, sets a $65 price target and it's at 41 and rising. and some soamazon, billions ord on-line. and disappointing results for the well in the gulf of mexico, down it goes. t dow industrial
. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able to get ahold of my family. i'm happy this time around that everyone is okay. >> okay, cate thankings. >>> it is 6:02, a cold ask foggy start to the morning. let's look at weather and traffic. >> lawrence karnow with our weekend forecast. >>> and the weekend is looking good. it is chilly out there. fog developing, dense fog in some of the valleys down to a quarter mile. and down to a mile in s&l rose and livermore. -- santa rosa and livermore. last weekend very very stormy. this weekend just the sit. clear over the bays but those temperatures are chilly in spots. grab your jacket if you're headed out the door. 37 degre
at this is basically something that you can ride along and freeload and let america and canada and japan handled? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by the way. >> that by the way is how the chinese would describe any relationship between japan and america. the interesting aspect of all these conflicts is that as india and china and india and china have a proximate geographically, but we've never been neighbors. >> right. >> in order to be neighbors you either have to love each other or hate each other. we have done neither. in fact, in 1962 during the first strategic conflict, between these two, you have to understand, it's hard to understand why we are not neighbors. [inaudible] in terms of inaccessible. but the positions, the lines, the strategies, the lines, what would they resonate to? the positions that are taken by postcolonial nations is that we will not be bound by decisions made by colonial powers. one, or in china's case, that we had to abandon our national positions. and now that we are strong, we need to resurrect them. right or wrong is not, that is very little to do w
they've had a street party to celebrate. from its launch pad, the rocket shot past stock. and japan. both countries worry they could be -- shot past south korea and japan. both countries worry they could be targets. we were invited to visit. taken past empty fields, the first attempt at firing a rocket. the one we saw exploded minutes after takeoff. it was an embarrassing failure for the new leader, kim jong un. not yet 30 years old, he is the third generation of his family to rule. some hoped he would been our reformer. he is acquiring missiles and nuclear bombs. not feeding his people but trying to make them feel proud of their nation is strong with weapons powerful enough to deter any enemy. >> the united kingdom condemns this launch. it is a breach of resolutions, because it involves the use of ballistic missile technology, so we are summoning the north the nextbassador arabout step. >> no. 3 of's ambassador headed to london for stern warnings, -- north korea's ambassador headed to london for stern warnings. it is already isolated. its main ally, china, is unlikely to let you in
.3 magnitude quake hitting off japan in an area that does not neat incidents like these. new video buildings swaying and sirens wailing and men and women, children running for higher ground. a reminder of the massive quake and deadly tsunami hit the same area just about a year and a half ago. we'll drill down on that. good morning as we follow up as the earth started to shake earlier today. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to friday. martha: good morning everybody. i'm martha maccallum. last year's tsunami killed and left missing some 19,000 people. as you remember those unbelievable images we saw of the coast which was devstated. it also damaged nuclear power plants and created one of the worst nuclear disasters we've seen in history. bill: we held onto the story for a long time. japan today has canceled the tsunami warning which may be the best bit of news we heard so far. terrifying reminder may not be dismissed. david pipe every streams live out of southeast asia. what is the damage report in japan, david? >> reporter: bill, thankfully there hasn't been any serious damage reports. also no deaths
.3 magnitude earthquake in japan. the quake striking off the northeastern coast but felt as far away as tokyo. japanese authorities say no problems are detoebgted at the nuclear power plants closes to the epicenter. it triggered a three foot tsunami in the same area devastated in last year's disaster. no deaths reported. more on this story out of japan coming up in a live report. jenna: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: house speaker john boehner coming out on top. what was the intra party skirmish all about? we have the answers. a big seat to fill, they call him the king maker. conservative senator jim demint calling it quits who. will step in and what the change will mean for the next congress. if you're looking for an out of this world vacation, yes, you can have it literally, a trip to the moon for two, we are guessing it is all-inclusive, the whole story and the stunning price tag, all "happening now." good morning to you on this friday, the jobs numbers are in for november. i'm jon scott help the. >> reporter: i'm heather wheuld dreshelp the heather childress in nor je
were involved in relief operations in areas around the plant. japan piece in the government says it whalers are heading out to the sea but only carrying out research. the main group departed on the annual hunt in the southern ocean surrounding antarctica. japan introduced scientific whaling to avoid a commercial willing than under a 1986 moratorium. a man and australia survived being mauled by a shark. he was serving in new south wales. he lost a finger and chunk of his five. putting on a brave face for the cameras but shark attacks are unusual this time of year. >> the dolphins swimming all around him and all of the sudden the sharp just comes up and took for the chunks out of him and then he'd actually put the nose of the board into the bull shark's head. >> did a marvelous job. >> the chinese government has approved a law forcing internet users to use their real names. china says the new rules will help prevent rumors from spreading and clamp down on corruption. but on-line freedom advocates say the policy is intended to stifle dissent. robert bride is in hong kong and send th
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very fast and furious. the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. big difference this year. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one. my windows were rattling. my pictures, i thought i was going to have to grab them before they fell off.
has taken place. now, the night before i went to bed i wasn't thinking about japan. i wasn't thinking about nuclear power. and now it's all-consuming. it just seems like we're in a period of time that's volatile from a geopolitical standpoint. it's volatile from an environment, nature standpoint. >> rose: jeff immelt for the hour. next. >> rose: general electric is the nation's largest industrial company. it employs over 300,000 people around the world. it makes everything from aircraft engines to power plant turbines to medical imaging equipment. the company has evolved over the last decade over jeff immeant's watch. he has led a global expansion and shed once treasured businesses such as plastics and insurance. in 2011, president obama named him to lead the council on jobs and competitiveness. last month, the country created 146,000 jobs, exceeding expectations in the wake of hurricane sandy. further progress will be tested as the fiscal cliff deadline approaches without a deal inside yet. i'm very pleased to have jeff immelt back on this program. welcome >> charlie, thanks, good to
. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up with a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, but little progress has been made. >>> a chinese ratings agency is putting the u.s. on negative watch citing troubles with long-term debt issues. on a statement on its web site,
a bit. >> way back at the beginning of notlast century -, japan only occupy it, but every other great power had pieces of it. >> is a struggle between a feeling of being a victim, and agents superiority. >> it is an absolute contradiction. two sides of the same mind. in the end, a new sense of chinese confidence and a sense of respect from the world will help cure this historical the element. -- dilemma. this is the reason that your job is so hard, because sometimes people -- things we think are straightforward -- >> do you have a an example of that, something that was understood there as something you had to deal with and jump on? >> just for example, the dispute with japan on these islands, the chinese believe that the united states supports japan and puts japan up to the purchase of the islands simply because we have a treaty with japan. they believe that we therefore side with japan on the islands issue because we have a treaty that says we will come to the defense of japan. but we have defense treaties with many other countries. it does not mean that we agree with the actions of
great support out of the ecb and the bank of japan is coming online. the only thing holding the market down is the potential consequences of the fiscal cliff. you get movement there, i think you take out the highs of the year and head toward 1,500 pretty quickly. >> meaning, you know, by the end of -- within days of reesk that deal? >> you know, the pace of assent may be not quite that rapid. i think we see that by the first quarter, if we get a good fiscal cliff deal. i think this morning's comments really, really advance that. i really take strong exception to mr. lindsey's point that the president does not want a deal. we actually believe that the president needs a deal almost as badly as the republicans. remember, he is a second-term president, and second-term presidents get very concerned about their long-term legacy. we have a recession in 2013, the republicans may be blamed short term, but that will bake in the cake four more years of weak economic growth and that would assure president obama has one of the weakest records of growth in history. he doesn't want that in the histor
. 30,000 american troops are stationed there. japan is preparing for the launch as well, they are deploying service air missiles to shoot down anything that may enter its airspace. joining me now is gordon chang. you say that if this is all true, north korea has a very specific audience. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran.e. who and why? >> the specific audience would be iran. north korea and iran have been conducting a joint missile development program for at least 15 years. in the beginning of september, they signed a technical cooperation agreement, just yesterday, the kyoto news agency reported that a facility close to the chinese border, they are there for nuclear weapons and missile purposes. we need to keep an eye on north korea's relationship with iran. jenna: not only because it is a weapon, but because it can carry a nuclear warhead -- do i have that right? can you explain it to her audience? reporter: sure. north korea has these weapons. but her rants iran is on the verge of getting them as well. they have had warhead testing, which looks like
hurt native species so that boat will be taken to the base yard and japan will be contacted to try if find in the owner wants it. >>> the chilling message from a man who shot and killed two firefighters. >>> and the find in the ashes of his burned out home. >>> and did he break the law on air? the journeyist under investigation. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. snoot dow is up but the nasdaq and s and p are down even though we have the report that showed the home price index better than expected. this fiscal cliff is still making traders nervous. >>> this may turn out to be a disappointing season for retailers. any new report shows retail sales are up just 7 tenths of one
from the political grapevine. how does a country unapologize? japan may look to find out. "new york times" report the new government may revise 20-year-old apology to women forced to sexual slavery. the chief cabinet secretary declineed to uphold the apoll saying it would be desirable for experts and historians to study the 1993 statement. japan will hold up a larger apology. they will call on japan not to forget the militaristic past. >> go visit your parents. in china that is an order. they require adult children to visit the aging parents often. it does not specify how often. the parents feel they are neglected and sue them. it comes with reports of parents abandoned or ignored by the children. >>> as we talk about, there is a clear tuition over the fiscal cliff. they are working on the legislation, they will watch another battle on sunday. >> we are going to vote sunday night. probably watch the skins-cowboys game. >> washington and dallas play sunday night with the nfc east title on the line. the father played for the redskins in the 1930s. they were in boston at the time. >> m
to that anxiety is that all? >> is the most problematic relationship now in japan and this is not good. i have to say i think japan probably hasn't played this as well as it might have, but i think on the other hand it would be fair to say also that it serves china's purposes to have something happening outside his orders which can rally people at home. there's a lot of complex things going on in each of these reactions to foreign movements outside. >> which makes your job complicated. i wonder if you go back to the news last week with the north koreans surprisingly, given reports of their technical difficulties but the long-range missile tests seem to fully back or not. >> we have been communicating with the chinese about the need to dissuade north korea from launching a missile. although they say for satellite into outer space it's using the same technology that's important, that would be used to launch a nuclear warhead. this type of missile technology is expressly covered under u.n. security council resolutions, prohibiting such testing of missiles and the type of technology, supported by
the americans. they didn't do that. host: how much did winston churchill expect japan to get into the war? guest: one of the things, in doing this, i had to lock at what is he interested in? what is in his head. try to place churchill in his tim times. he was interested in norway, sumatra, not japan, not the pacific. his knowledge of the geography, the politics, the military situati situation, was not there. and he admits in his memoirs in order to imagine a picture of a theatre of war or what have you, you have to have some knowledge to let your imagination run three. and he didn't and he admitted that and he paid dearly for it. he thought the japanese were a meek race who couldn't see well, couldn't shoot straight in an airplane, were bad fighters, would never have the tim merchantity to attack the british empire. and he people that. they will not attack us. how could they possibly contemplate that. host: what was his reaction when the japanese bombed pearl harbor? guest: that he just won the war. host: that was december 7, 1941. here he is in front of the congress joint session on the day aft
-bay as japan's new prime minister. >> the rise of his interior at the helm for the left- leaning democratic party of japan and brings back the conservative party. >> he was prime minister in 2006 and 2007. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways with forties' was lied to for north-south lines by 2020. >> a veterinarian in the uc davis has some good news about a dog from the philippines became an international hero after sacrificing it's not to say to young girls. >> the dog named kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from. kabang ended up in davis' earlier this year after a nurse
in japan. the country was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake. it hit off the coast of tokyo. the buildings there shaking. you could see some of the video showing the degree to which they were shaking. alex, what's the latest? >> reporter: it has been a very, very tense few hours here in japan after you mentioned a 7.3 magnitude earthquake striking late here in the day on friday. but just in the past 90 minutes or so, the all clear has been given. the tsunami warning has been lifted. that's great news for the people here. there's no signs of any significant damage. no reports of any deaths. just a few injuries at this point. we also have to keep in mind the nuclear power plants. we have heard from the operator of those. they say everything is fine. but as you mentioned, this brings back very painful memories up for the people in the region in northern japan. we were on the phone with one person who said when this earthquake hit, their first reaction was ohno, not again. but it's late here on friday in tokyo where we are. everything appears to be fine. just one wave came ashor
of uninhabited lands between japan and china. japan sent eight fighter jets after a chinese plane was seen near the islands. it was gone by the time they got there. china continues to claim the islands. the islands have been in japanese control for years. japan bought the privately owned islands in september. >>> some are calling it a break-through, north korea making its first successful long range rocket launch but less than 24 hours after liftoff a u.s. official tells cnn the country may not be in full control of the satellite. joining me is cnn contributor and retired u.s. army general spider marks. good morning. >> good morning. >> what does this mean? is this a setback for north korea? >> it's not a setback at all for north korea. north korea successfully launched something into an extra atmospheric orbit, albeit it's not control. they were able to build a three-stage missile and get an object into space. >> here is how leon pa net ta spoke about it. he spoke to erin burnett in afghanistan. >> this is a clear provocation. we've warned them not to do it. we've been very concerned about the
it will be a concern. we have thousands of troops stationed in japan and korea. there is talk of being able to reach los angeles or the western coast. no north korean test so far has reached that near abroad. bill: what would korea want to prove with this launch? >> always dangerous to try to climb into the mind of a north korean leader. but there would have to be a domestic component to the situation. there are important elections taking place in japan on the 16th and south korea on the 19th of this month. well within the range of this test that is scheduled to come in the coming days. influencing their neighbors and influencing politics and testing new ground with what would a second-term approach be with obama. bill: this is what we believe to be the ultimate range. 5,000 to 6,000 kilometers. 3,700 miles. china to the west here. in japan well within range of north korea were to be successful in developing this launch mechanism. here is hawaii. that's outside the range of the 6,000 kilometers. the question then begs how realistic is it that north korea would be a threat to the united states? >> th
's bring in the director of japan studies at the american enterprise institute. thank you for joining us and i thank you for having me. hello, heather. heather: you have this article that you wrote for the national review online. the very first line of your article says this. save yourself a few precious minutes and ignoring everything that the u.s. government says about north korea. so what is going on? >> welcome the truth is we don't know what is going on. we are pretty clueless about north korea. all we know is that when it's time fore holidays and for us to relax, north korea will do something crazy like launching rockets on july 4 or maybe setting up another nuclear test around new year's. you know, we go through these cycles. we assume that one day we are going to get them back to the negotiating table, we try to do that, and then they turn around and they break their promise. we are right back where we started from. my point is that i think we should really stop thinking about what we can do to handle this situation. rather, we should accept that the north koreans control the tab
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of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimulus policy. the yen is sitting closes to the lowest level since september 2010 against the dollar. interesting here because now a lot of people are saying the best or the hottest trade in 2013 will, in fact, be long japanese stocks and short the yen because what's different this time around, now there is an actual target, 90 is the target. we know where it is going to go. if they are able to weaken the yen to that point, it is a core roll lary stocks will go higher, exactly what happened with the united states, ben bernanke ease he can the monetary policy and the 14% gain in the stock market this year. >> seen the yen basically strangling japanese exports for so long. >> exactly. >> so you know, obviously i the
beyond to east of taiwan and japan and so on, first island chain they call it and they are developing specific capabilities to do that, highly accurate cruise and ballistic missiles that could potentially put our aircraft carriers at risk and building a lot of diesel and nuclear submarines, they have clearly been working on cyber and they have clearly been working on anti-satellite capabilities so those are some of the focused areas in which they are trying to be able to make, take advantage of our vulnerabilities. i worry that if their economy -- well, let me say, i think the only source of legitimacy for that regime is a steadily improving standard of living. if their economy begins to slow down and they can't do that, there is a lot of unrest in china today. i mean just to take one example, in social media, you know, there are thousands and thousands of demonstrations and riots in china every year, many of them in rural areas, well to paraphrase the old ad, it used to be that what happened this the village stayed in the village. >> rose: nobody knew? >> nobody knew, but now, it is
. to shame the americans. they did not do that. >> how much did winston churchill expect japan to get into the war? >> one of the things in doing this, i had to look at what is he interested in? what is in his head? he was interested in norway, sumatra, not japan, not the pacific. his knowledge of geography, the politics, the military situation was not there. he admits in his memoirs in order to imagine a picture with a theatre of war or what have you, you have to have some knowledge, not let your imagination run free. he thought the japanese were a meek race, and a lot of the brits and the americans thought could not shoot straight, were bad fighters, would never have the temerity to attack the british empire. and he told people, they would never attack of ask. how could it come to that? >> and what was his reaction when the japanese bombed pearl harbor? >> that he had just won the war. he knew what that meant. >> here he is before congress the day after christmas 1944. >> wounds have been inflicted upon the nazi tyranny which have bitten deep and will fester and inflame, not only in
. martha: how different than what happened with japan in the '80s. seems like they owned every building in new york. >> back in the '80s and very early '90s japan actually overpaid. they bought the pebble beach golf course in california and bought rockefeller center in new york. various other properties and paid huge dollars for them and lot of their shirts. this time around with china is not the case. you can't say they're paying a lot of money for aig's plane leasing business or a123. martha: stuart, thank you. see you coming up on the business channel. bill: here is the question for you. how much american debt does china actually own? as the largest foreign owner of u.s. debt it owns more than a trillion dollars in treasury securities. china's holding of u.s. debt has increased 56% over the course of the obama presidency which comes out to about $400 billion more. it has bought or invested in more than $15 billion in more than 100 u.s. companies going pack to january of 2010. that is influence. martha: new numbers raising fresh concerns here at home about our economy. the u.s. consum
, a manga from japan, a lot of boys are into. >> what is the storyline. >> about a guy trapped in a hotel room for 15 years and afterwards is given a few days to figure out why he was trapped in the hotel room or he will be killed so it's a psychological thriller, it's very strange, it's different, and spike lee had a huge hit with "inside man" so he knows how to do thrillers. this could be a big hit for him. we have to wait and see. >> for people like me still catching up on the movies of 2012, if you had to pick the top five say that you should try to see not before the end of the year but maybe before the end of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in t
's oil fields direct access to key markets in japan, south korea, taiwan, the philippines, and the usa. >> after six years of construction and around 21 billion euros, the pipeline is complete. russia hopes it will be able to expand sales into the u.s. market. it also wants to sell more into southeast asia. the pipeline goes 2,700 kilometers. oil has been flowing from there to china since 2010. now, the final section has been completed. from there, it can be shipped out. until now, the oil was transported along this last leg by train. that had a limited capacity of 15 million barrels of oil per year. the new pipeline can carry three times that amount. it is part of russia's plan to reduce its reliance on europe, which currently buys about 87% of the country's oil exports. during price talks with europe, russia has also -- often said it would seek other buyers and focus more on asian buyers. >> china's biggest producer of so-called rare earths has suspended output at some of its plants for another month as part of an effort to push up prices. >> rare earths are a group of elements cruci
the fine ba barclay's was fined. ubs also admitting to criminal wro wrongdoing in japan. >> how are global markets doing at this hour? >> well, actually global markets are up. they're cheering, you know, the fact that there could be a fiscal cliff deal between democrats and republicans. look, we've got european markets close to year highs, the cac and dax at 52-week highs. this is more related to the expected aggressive monetary easing by the boj, but even the u.s. markets, the s&p 500 at a two-month high. >> i'm curious, we never really know how the fiscal cliff conversation plays out overseas. is it something that moves the needle in the markets in europe and asia? >> absolutely it does. given that, you know, in terms of european risk, everything pretty much done and dusted. we don't have much more european event risk until the end of the year, this is what we're focusing on. every morning when we get to work, we are watching the overnight comments from mr. obama and mr. boehner. that's why european markets have been trading higher the last two trading days because there is optimism that
an international commodity. it could be exchanged for silken india and the silk exchange for stores in japan, and those sorts would be sold back in england and the whole thing would start again. so the ex-peasant who is now running the show on a small plot of land handed over to him by the landlord would be an entrepreneur. effectively, he borrowed money from the landlord in order to pay for things, and pitiful wages in the form of corn, to the ex-peasant who were now wandering in the countryside knocking on doors because they don't have direct access to land. so land, labor, and capital, could be purchased in advance of production, on the basis that the entrepreneur, ex-peasant has to the landlord. so debt comes first, then comes distribution of income in the form of a labor contract. it will work for so many hours and i will give you so much corn. it was a combination of this reversal of the order from having production followed by a distribution, followed by debt, to having debt first, then distribution, then production. in conjunction with the great improvements in technology that unleas
of china, japan, south korea, so what is your feeling, what is meant to have been. did you ask the u.s.. the ec, the south china, the sea of japan is in the 50's, 60's and 70's, all of these countries were internally focused. they were developing their own economies, their own national capacities, you know, their own military is. they're coming on line as a significant power in the 1970's, and it was under him that developed into a significant power. what's happened now is all these countries have developed. and because they have developed, they now have the ability to project power around words into the blue territorial soil that they claim. they didn't have this capacity before. so now we are seeing conflicts about islands in the geographical features that are below water and high tide that we never saw before. people say has everyone gone crazy in east asia? no, every once developed, and now they have military's command there's a conflict in -- and they've developed the navy and air force and there is this conflict and -- there's a conflict of for the geographical space. it's a ba
. they could start making the point europe and japan has been doing this a couple of years now, massively raising taxes. japan is now in official recession. southern europe is contracting. france and germany about to go into recession. what can't you guys learn? higher taxes don't work. melissa: yeah. but seems lying the public at large has not bought that argument. mitt romney tried to make that argument. a lot of people tried to make the argument. it hasn't worked. >> you emphasize what is the best way to get the economy moving again. means to end. instead of fighting on democrat's ground, establish your own ground. taxes does notn growth. greater spending does not mean growth. mammoth regulations taking away control from patients does not lead to growth. fight on your own turf instead of democrats. melissa: you're a master of negotiation. you know so much about this. how would you reset the negotiations? >> toss out a few grenades. passing in the house entitlement reforms can't take any benefits from existing beneficiaries. love to see the senate reject that one. how about another bill
educate so he sophisticated japan, virtually nobody owns guns. if you want to get a gun, listen what you have to go through. you have to take a shooting and win test. a psychological test, you have to take a drug test. there are virtually no guns in japan. there's nothing of the kind that we tend to see here in the united states. our correspondent who was in japan for cnn for years and years now living in the united states covering newtown, listen to what she had to say about the comparison between those two places. >> i moved back to the u.s. this summer for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there aren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. i don't have the answer but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i have to tell you, it's the safest place i've ever lived. >> and yet, we can talk about a place that you covered as a journalist, the an toyate killings in norway, 2011, summer camp. 77 people
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